Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship

Ace-High Good for Thorson


William Thorson and Elliot Smith were heads up with the board reading {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. We're not sure who initiated the action, but each player put in 19,000 on the flop, then both players checked when the turn brought the {k-Diamonds}. Thorson checked again after the {5-Diamonds} fell on the river, and Smith tossed out 28,000.

Thorson went deep into the tank, removing 28,000 from his stack and counting how much would be left if he called and was wrong. Eventually he made the call, and Smith opened up {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for ten-high. Thorson showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} for ace-high, it was good, and he won the pot.

Player Chips Progress
190,000 -100,000
170,000 50,000

Tags: Elliot SmithWilliam Thorson